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Browse our collection of onomatopoeia worksheets aimed at helping teach this figurative language device. Onomatopoeia is the process of creating a word that mimics the sound of the action or object it refers to. They are sometimes referred to as sound words because they are words that imitate sounds. For example: crash, hiss and snap. For more figurative language devices, visit our Similes and Metaphors, Personification and Hyperbole pages.

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Onomatopoeia Poem Worksheet: ‘I Can’t Write a Poem’

This worksheet focuses on onomatopoeia. Read the poem and answer the questions.

Onomatopoeia Poem: ‘I Can’t Write a Poem’

A poem using onomatopoeia titled ‘I Can’t Write a Poem’.

Write and Draw Onomatopoeia (2)

Write onomatopoeia to match the given nouns. Draw pictures to match!

Write and Draw Onomatopoeia (1)

Write onomatopoeia to match the given nouns. Draw pictures to match!

Onomatopoeia Visual List

An illustrated list of onomatopoeic words for reference or display!

Find the Onomatopoeia

Find the onomatopoeia used in each sentence.

Drawing Onomatopoeia

A fun creative activity where students illustrate 4 onomatopoeic words.

Write Onomatopoeia to Match

Write onomatopoeia to match each phrase.

Add Onomatopoeia to Sentences (2)

Rewrite sentences using onomatopoeia to make them more expressive.

Add Onomatopoeia to Sentences (1)

Rewrite sentences using onomatopoeia to make them more expressive.

Onomatopoeia Poster

A poster explaining onomatopoeia. Part of a set of figurative language device posters.

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Hyperbole Match

Choose from a word list to complete the hyperboles.

Figurative Language Student Reference Card

A reference card explaining the different figurative language devices: alliteration, metaphors, similes, personification, onomatopoeia.

Classify Figurative Language (1)

Read each sentence and work out whether it is a simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification or alliteration.

Classify & Justify Figurative Language (1)

Students identify which figurative language has been used and explain their choices.